Wild boar Sus scrofa has become a pest throughout Europe, but its social system in this setting is unknown, making it difficult to implement an effective management strategy. We collected data on social grouping patterns by video-trapping the population living in an Italian Mediterranean National Park. We collected over 120 days of observations and the activities of 1431 wild boars. The seasonal variations in wild boar social organisation seem to be directly related to the biological cycle, with some exceptions, such as the unexpected presence of solitary or groups of piglets. The population was more active during the summer, and the mean group size (4.14 ± 0.21) was quite similar to other European boar group sizes. We confirmed that video traps are an appropriate method to monitor versatile wildlife, especially for assessing the population structure, sex and age ratios of wild boars.

Wild boars' social structure in the Mediterranean habitat / Maselli, Valeria; Rippa, D.; Russo, G.; Ligrone, R.; Soppelsa, Ottavio; D'Aniello, Biagio; Raia, Pasquale; Fulgione, Domenico. - In: THE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. - ISSN 1125-0003. - 81:4(2014), pp. 610-617. [10.1080/11250003.2014.953220]

Wild boars' social structure in the Mediterranean habitat

MASELLI, VALERIA
Primo
;
Rippa D.
Secondo
;
Ligrone R.;SOPPELSA, OTTAVIO;D'ANIELLO, BIAGIO;RAIA, PASQUALE
Penultimo
;
FULGIONE, DOMENICO
Ultimo
2014

Abstract

Wild boar Sus scrofa has become a pest throughout Europe, but its social system in this setting is unknown, making it difficult to implement an effective management strategy. We collected data on social grouping patterns by video-trapping the population living in an Italian Mediterranean National Park. We collected over 120 days of observations and the activities of 1431 wild boars. The seasonal variations in wild boar social organisation seem to be directly related to the biological cycle, with some exceptions, such as the unexpected presence of solitary or groups of piglets. The population was more active during the summer, and the mean group size (4.14 ± 0.21) was quite similar to other European boar group sizes. We confirmed that video traps are an appropriate method to monitor versatile wildlife, especially for assessing the population structure, sex and age ratios of wild boars.
2014
Wild boars' social structure in the Mediterranean habitat / Maselli, Valeria; Rippa, D.; Russo, G.; Ligrone, R.; Soppelsa, Ottavio; D'Aniello, Biagio; Raia, Pasquale; Fulgione, Domenico. - In: THE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. - ISSN 1125-0003. - 81:4(2014), pp. 610-617. [10.1080/11250003.2014.953220]
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Wild boars social structure in the Mediterranean habitat.pdf

solo utenti autorizzati

Tipologia: Documento in Post-print
Licenza: Accesso privato/ristretto
Dimensione 957.69 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
957.69 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11588/585777
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 33
social impact